National data collections were developed. These consisted of ocean station data (from global and local sources), satellite analyses, ocean climatologies, weather climatologies, geology, base mapping, ecology, fisheries. The institutions participating in ODINAFRICA have been provided with a data CD containing data from the IOCEA and IOCWIO regions obtained from other IODE data centres around the world. In addition a programme to identify, digitise and repatriate other datasets which are available in foreign institutions to the regions was implemented in the framework of GODAR. Several ODINAFRICA NODCs published their National Marine Database collections on CD-ROMs and other media. A catalogue of data sets can also be accessed through a central GeoNetwork server located at: www.geonetwork.iode.org/geonetworkAMA